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Mark Burnett’s ‘500 Questions’ Renewed for Season 2 by ABC

Game show will return to network in 2016

ABC has renewed game show series “500 Questions” for a second season, the network announced Thursday.

The series from executive producers Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell will return in 2016. The first season aired in May as a multi-night primetime event.

“When we created ‘500 Questions,’ our hope was to bring the event game show back to primetime,” Darnell said in a statement. “Thanks to ABC, we had a great summer run and achieved that goal. We are excited that the show is coming back for a second season.”

“I am so glad we are back; I love this game show event. To win, these geniuses need both brains and endurance as they tackle television’s toughest questions,” said Burnett.

“500 Questions” challenges contestants to answer the 500 most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised without getting three wrong in a row. Richard Quest served as host.

Mark Burnett and Phil Parsons are the executive producers. Ed Egan is the co-executive producer. The show was created by Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett. It is produced by United Artists Media Group in association with Warner Horizon Television.